NectART-Artist in Residence Program_2 / àngels barcelona / On Mediation / Art Nou

Residency: August 13 – September 5 2019
Exhibition: September 5 – 26 2019


Within the frame of _Art Nou Festival​
A boost to emerging art and the new artistic generations

In collaboration with àngels barcelona gallery & On Mediation

Located in the midst of nature surrounded by endless forest, Nectar, in collaboration with àngels barcelona gallery & On Mediation_Platform on Curatorship and Research, presents its art residency program offering a community-based living and working experience for local and international emerging artists. The residency is a unique opportunity to delve into the artistic and creative process enjoying rural environment and a great opportunity to connect with Barcelona Art scene.

** Nectar will host 4 artists with four 50% funded grant **

The Residency

Nectar is a non-profit cultural organization located in the midst of nature in the off-the-grid 16th-century farmhouse, surrounded by endless forest inside Les Guilleries Natural Park, about 1h and 30min drive north from Barcelona.

In its Artist Residency Program, Nectar will work in collaboration with àngels barcelona gallery and On Mediation_Platform on Curatorship and Research, an initiative of the Research Group Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) from the University of Barcelona.
The culmination of the residency will be an exhibition at espai2 from àngels barcelona galleryone of the most well-known Contemporary Art Galleries in Barcelona, where the artists will present their works within the frame of Art Nou Festival. The opening will be on September 5th 2019.
The artists will have the chance to present their work in an Open Studio event and gather along with guests and cultural agents from the local art scene, enabling a space of conversation and feed-back. A one-day visit to exhibitions, art spaces, artist’s studios or other events in Barcelona will be organized by Nectar’s team. During their residency, the artists will have access to Nectar’s administrative and human support and to its network with local artistic and cultural community.

From an open call addressed to young curators who have attended one of the 6 editions of On Mediation (2013-2019), a curator will be chosen to curate the exhibition in espai2. The young curator will work from the proposals of the four resident artists, taking charge of the curatorship and the exhibition’s communication and activation.

Participants will live in a big private furnished bedroom
Daily food supply / self-cooked
Studio Spaces & Facilities:
Studio spaces vary according to the proposed projects and media. Individual space and shared working studios are located in the main farmhouse. Indoor and outdoor spaces (two terraces, a patio, the land of the property and a 60m2 Moroccan tent) are open to the artist’s practice. Artists are also encouraged to use the nature and the environment that surrounds us as their workspace. Artists will have access to studio and workspaces 24 hours a day. The fully equipped-kitchen and the two bathrooms are shared.
Pick-up/drop off at Vic train station.

Application Guidelines

The residence is addressed to emerging artists (up to 35 years old)
Artists must submit a project proposal that gives the reader a a clear understanding of their intended work 

To apply, applicants must submit one PDF document (up to 10MB) including the following information by using the online application form:

-Project proposal
-Short bio/CV
-Portfolio (Up to 10 images and up to 3 links to videos)

Documents can be written either in English or Spanish
Application period: 
May 6th to June 13th 2019
Announcement: Results will be announced on June 20th 2019.

The Jury is composed of: 
Nectar’s co-founders Tai Lomas & Olga Sureda
Quico Peinado, Exhibitions & Fairs manager of àngels barcelona gallery
On Mediation’s co-director Anna Mª Guasch


 Nectar will host 4 artists, each one with a 50% partial grant

650€ / 3 weeks / Confirmation & payment must be done within one week after the announcement.



  • 3 weeks residency at Nectar
  • Exhibition at espai2 from àngels barcelona gallery
  • Opening event within the frame of Art Nou Festival
  • Curatorship (project’s statement and texts), exhibition’s communication and activation by a young curator of On Mediation
  • Interactions with local agents (curators, writers, art critics) through Open Studio 
  • One day visit to Barcelona artistic scene
  • Private bedroom
  • Private and Shared working studios
  • Food supplies 
  • Access to Nectar equipments 
  • Communication and social networks
  • Pick-up/drop off at Vic train station.
  • Transport Nectar-Barcelona for the exhibition at espai2


  • Travel costs 
  • Materials
  • Work-shipping at the end of agreement